Esri Honors Geographic Innovation

More than 180 Organizations Recognized for Special Achievement in GIS

REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 23, 2015 — Esri presented 187 organizations worldwide with Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards at the Esri User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego, California. The SAG Awards highlight users that have shown vision, leadership, hard work, and innovation in their use of Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology.

Nominations for the SAG Award are submitted from thousands of organizations worldwide then personally reviewed and selected by Esri president, Jack Dangermond.

"The people and organizations honored today demonstrate the true power that geospatial technology holds when put in the hands of innovators like themselves," Dangermond said. "At Esri, we are humbled and inspired by the passion of our users for applying geography to solve problems and make the world a better place."

Award recipients represent organizations that span industries including environmental management, education, government, health and human services, natural resources, telecommunications, transportation, and utilities, as well as nonprofit agencies.

For more information about the 2015 SAG Award winners, including project information and photos, visit

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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